Michael Phelps is pushing back against a report that he'll return to competitive swimming in time for the 2016 Rio Olympics. An NBC affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida, reported Friday that Phelps was considering a comeback. While not naming any sources, the story was posted by Peter Busch, the son of Frank Busch, director of the U.S. national swim team.
Phelps went to Twitter to downplay the news. "Why do I keep getting texts about coming back?" he wrote. "Do (people) really believe everything ... Read More
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart lashed out against the UCI at a meeting of European Union sports officals, saying the body has failed to take "decisive action" against doping since the Lance Armstrong and US Postal scandal.
“We have seen nothing. It has been over seven months since our report and their declaration that they needed to take decisive action,” he told the Associated Press. “So, of course, we are frustrated.”
Tygart pointed to the UCI's decision ... Read More
Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, and San Diego may be facing severe water shortages as climate change increase drought potential, a newly released study finds.
The Columbia University Water Center notes that population growth and increased future demand for water combined with climate change may severely stress the current water infrastructure.
“Projecting current trends, if you continue business as usual without any innovation, eventually you're going to get to a point wh... Read More
Photographer: Matt Elyash/California Department of Fish and Game
A Wisconsin woman beat back an attacking black bear with a shotgun, saving her husband and dog Wednesday.
The encounter began when Gerre Ninnemann spotted a bear chasing after his dog and went outside his cabin to call after the yellow lab. But the bear suddenly changed course and tackled Ninnemann, biting and clawing at his back.
Ninnemann briefly escaped, making his way back into the cabin. But the bear persisted and came after him again. His wife then found a shotgun, and not knowing how ... Read More
A 32-foot wooden lobster boat named Henry David T. pulled into the unloading dock of Brayton Point Power Station Wednesday morning and successfully forced a 690-foot freighter carrying 40,000 tons of coal to sit idle all day.
The blockade was the doing of two climate activists, Jay O’Hara and Ken Ward, who run the website Coal Is Stupid. They wanted to bring attention to the fact that Brayton Point is New England’s single largest emitter of carbon dioxide, and that the freighter ... Read More